Structural Engineering

Courses in the structural engineering specialty area address the analysis and design of steel and concrete structures under a variety of loading conditions (both static and dynamic). Recent research projects include: nondestructive test methods for assessing concrete quality and deterioration models for civil infrastructure. Additional research investigations focus on a variety of topical and challenging engineering problems such as: assessment of existing structures, design of structures utilizing artificial intelligence, probabilistic pattern recognition for bridge inspection, effects of truck weights on bridge network costs, monitoring bridges globally using laser radar system, and development of advanced civil engineering materials for general construction as well as infrastructure retrofit.

Faculty advisors:

C. Eamon, Ph.D., P.E., University of Michigan

H.C. Wu, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

Fatmir Menkulasi, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University